share your positive stories with Airport Express & MBA uses away from home

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by HiFiGuy528, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    We hear and read mostly complaints about the Air and it's short comings . I like to hear stories from travelers who loves their Air & Airport Express and how well they work together when away from home. Some set-up tips or tricks of the trade would be nice too.
     
  2. w00tini macrumors 6502a

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    i travel more than half the year, living in hotels and coffee shops and using all kinds of wifi. the Air has been rock solid in always getting signal where it was available.

    that's all i got
     
  3. joegomolski macrumors 6502

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    Airport Express & MBA

    I always have my airport express with me when I travel.
    In fact I bought an extre express and leave it packed with my travel kit.
    I really hate being tethered. And the express allows me to roam around the room with my air.

    The only tip I can think of is to carry an ethernet cable, and of course the ethernet dongle.
     
  4. juro macrumors member

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    I myself cannot imagine traveling without my MBAir/Airport Express combo.

    My only other advice (if you travel to different countries) is to also always have a International Travel Adapter Kit handy - saves you the trouble of requesting power socket adapters from the hotel or if you need to be charging at some foreign airport or café.

    And a tip some of you might find useful: If you find that you are not connecting to the net despite being connected to your Airport Express, try changing the connection sharing preferences in Airport Utility from "share a public IP address" to "Off (Bridge Mode)" or vice versa, depending on the hotel's connection protocols.
     
  5. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I would think that with the AE, you can skip the USB Ethernet.
     
  6. BWhaler macrumors 68020

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    To echo the comments here, I travel the world for business and always bring my Air and the Airport Express.

    At hotels, I don't want to be forced to be tethered to the desk when I can relax doing some work in bed, etc.

    In short, it is the perfect combination.
     
  7. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    For those who use Airport Express in hotels, any tips or advice or hick-ups with set-up?
     
  8. joegomolski macrumors 6502

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    AirOort Expresss & MBA

    When I travel I encounter 2 kinds of networks. Wireless, and ethernet.

    It's been my experience that many hotels, the majority have ethernet networks.

    Hence I need the ethernet dongle so I can connect my AirPort Express to their network.
     
  9. juro macrumors member

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    Wouldn't the hotel's ethernet cable itself connect directly to the AirPort Express?

    So really no need for a separate ethernet dongle.
     

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